Hawk Talk : New Start

It’s the beginning of a new year and also the start of a new school. As of January 10th, our school officially a K-12 school. All of the junior/senior high students got a tour of the new end of the school, while the younger kids got to go on a “field trip” into the senior high end. Central Office welcomed everybody by providing cookies and juice for all the students. They also provided bright yellow t-shirts for all of the teachers to wear so the little ones knew who was who.

An allergy awareness and nut safe school policy came into effect at the beginning of the year. All parents should have received emails back in December. As well, signs are prominently displayed around the school with information on the policy. Those parents needing more information should contact the front office.

This past weekend, the Senior Girls played in a tournament in Fernie, BC, the Junior Varsity played in Ft. Saskatchewan, Junior Girls played in Vulcan, and the Junior Boys played in Ryley.  At the time of this column’s submission, we know that the Junior Boys placed 2nd in the Ryley tournament. Go Hawks!

The Media Club is taking a break for the rest of January and will resume on Wednesdays after school in February to give our students in senior high an opportunity to concentrate on passing their final exams.

Kids in archery should keep an eye on their school email accounts. They will be notified just as soon as the south gym is set up for archery again and the club can resume shooting.

Finals are coming up for Senior High. The last day of classes for grades ten through twelve is on January 20th. The exception for is for the students in Science 10 who are doing additional review with their new teacher, Miss Statler. That class continues at it’s normal time up until its exam on January 27th. Exams will be in full swing on January 23rd. For more information, visit the school website.

That’s all the news that’s fit to print for this edition of Hawk Talk. We’ll be back in two weeks.

Ashlyn McCormick (Grade 10)
J.C. Charyk Hanna School

(This item was published in the January 18th, 2017 edition of the Hanna Herald.)

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